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Warrior by MarkRaats Warrior by MarkRaats
Derwent Studio Pencils on Acid-free paper
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grand :clap:
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Thanks Ollie
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taz1025 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
This is such a beautiful piece of work. Do you know anything about the subject, like his tribe? Did you draw this from a photo or your imagination?
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Cheers for the kind words taz1025..

I drew it from a photograph but regrettably, I don't recall the details of his tribe or any of his cultural background.

That piece was done about 30 years ago so I guess its no small wonder I've forgotten the details… :D
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RedCapMan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011   General Artist
Always like to look at your work every now and then wow great lines and color, nice job.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Cheers mate… a kind thing to say for sure!
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kaltblut Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
How big is this??? It's an awesome piece!!! (like all your others)!...
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Cheers Márcio!!

If I recall correctly it was about 10 x 14 inches in size.
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kaltblut Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hey Mark, thank you for the info... I love your style btw... :)

Regards!!!
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d3422 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
very nice
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Thanks a bunch mate!
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d3422 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
No problem! Keep up the great work!
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Kassi-Kamira Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Featured in this news article: [link]
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Thank you very much - its an honour to be included amongst such talent!
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farida Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009   Traditional Artist
So beautiful, i like the details and the colours.
Nice work
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samroon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Awesome
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Thanks Samuel! An older piece, but one I'm quite fond of..
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samroon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
No problem, your a great artist
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Krifiur Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
This one is nicely done and really realistic :D!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Cheers Alexandre!

This is a very old piece. I'm glad you feel it works...
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Sitamonster Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
I love the structure and planes of the face. NIce work!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Thank you Sita, I warmly appreciate your support!
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torvenius Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
is this inspired by [link] ? i like it alot
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edjunkies Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
AMAZING!!!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Thank you very much for taking the time to comment Rianna!
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OrenAsher Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Very nice! :thumbsup:
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Thank you for taking the time to comment!
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klazien Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Great work !
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
My warmest thanks!
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klazien Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
My pleasure !
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pitx Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
really good work
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
Cheers Mate. Much appreciated!
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themagicmoose Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
This is brilliant....what tribe where you basing this portrait off of.
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cheeny Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Student General Artist
oh dang, thats amazing!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
Thanks Alfredo!
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jasonbehnke Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing pencil work
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Cheers Jason for your comments and fave's. Good of you to take the time and thanks for the support!
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artistsofcolor Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
Congratulations! This deviation is an "Artists Of Color" favorite!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
I am deeply humbled by this recognition. My grateful thanks for your consideration!
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Gyvate Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
I am so glad I stumbled upon your gallery today. Your work is really great. I was just wondering how you put your images on the computer? do you scan them or take a picture?
I'll be watching!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
Cheers Gyvate!

I use both techniques to get digital files.

If the art is small enough, I will scan it and if its a bit bigger, then I will scan it in pieces and join it in PhotoShop. Obviously, if I am going to use a scanner, the art HAS to be on paper, because a hard board surface does not fit flush on the surface of the scanner.

If the pieces are a lot bigger or if I have done them on board then I will shoot them with a hi-res digital camera (if its just for my archive). I however, its going to be used in hi-res print, then I will send it to a facility who specialises in hi-res capture of artwork.

The thing to remember is that scanning is an ART and very few people know how to do it properly - because they don't have any idea on what DPI, resolution, size etc actually mean
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
The answer to your camera is as complex as the scanning. In my opinion, it all depends on the camera and more specifically the lens. I would not use anything under a professional Hasselblad digital for a print-ready capture, anything other camera capture that I would use either for my archiving or for low-res prints.

A hard-contact scan is the best possible option and that CAN be achieved with a modest scanner - provided you know what you are doing

The biggest problem with even good digital camera's is the way they capture the file and store it on the drive. More often than not, there are anomaly's that occur when the file is stored. The lens needs to be a really good one, because you need to shoot without any noise what so ever - and this is very difficult with anything other than the best.

10Mpixels is a fabulous res, but make sure you have done the research on both storage and lens which can cope with the fine detail and the need to take in as much light at is possibly can.

Sounds like an exciting project you are undertaking. Best of Luck!
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Gyvate Featured By Owner May 11, 2007
This is great. You've brought up good points to consider about the lens and storage. I will be doing more research. If I end up not getting a digital camera I'll just have to become an expert scanner !:)
Thank you much for your input!
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Gyvate Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
Thanks Raats!

I think you are absolutely right. Scanning is not as easy as it sounds or looks. I am actually taking a scanning workshop in a few weeks and hopefully will pick up some useful info.

I've been wondering if a good digital camera (like 10 megapixel) would give me good enough quality in order to continue working on my art on a computer. I have this idea of creating my art using both traditional and digital media. So I like finding out how other artists do it. Thank you for sharing :)
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tothbeatrix Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
It is really rare, but a shiver went through my spine watching this full view... GREAT work. :)
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Much appreciated!
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aladyx Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Has a great spontaneous feel and wonderful colors. Fantastic work!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
Cheers for taking the time to comment. Its an older piece, but one I am very fond of
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aladyx Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy to do so!
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dino-dino-dinosaur Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
Awesome
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